15 Pets & Animals That Warm the Hearts of These Secretaries of State

Nothing makes dealing with intense diplomatic relations easier than the love these Secretaries of State get from their pets.

1. Henry Kissinger With a Dog in Headlights

1. 1. Henry Kissinger With a Dog in Headlights

With all the political struggles he’s been through, you can’t catch Henry Kissinger off guard -- but Lucky Diamond the dog can't say the same.
2. Colin Powell and … Colin Powell

2. 2. Colin Powell and … Colin Powell

It must feel pretty cool to have a cat named after you -- especially one that won cat of the year by the Cat Fanciers’ Association. This photo shoot with the copper-eyed Bombay male resulted in its 2005 yearbook cover for the group.
3. Dogs Endorse John Kerry

3. 3. Dogs Endorse John Kerry

Before becoming Secretary of State, John Kerry's presidential campaign received the most important endorsement on the day of the Wisconsin primary -- from the Huskies.
4. An International Pet From Madeleine Alrbight

4. 4. An International Pet From Madeleine Alrbight

This lucky police dog gets a pet from not one, but two world leaders - U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Colombian Gen. Jose Serrano.
5. All Eyes on Barney

5. 5. All Eyes on Barney

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush and his dog Barney make up this power trio -- but it’s clear who gets the most attention
6. Hillary Clinton and Socks for Christmas

6. 6. Hillary Clinton and Socks for Christmas

Some people don’t look forward to seeing “Socks” at Christmas, but it’s a very different story when it’s referring to the Clinton family’s furry friend.
7. Double Colin Powell

7. 7. Double Colin Powell

This is the face that Colin Powell (the cat) made after Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered the news of his 2005 cat of the year award.
8. What makes Henry Kissinger smile?

8. 8. What makes Henry Kissinger smile?

Nothing does quite as easily as one of his four-legged friends.
9. John Kerry The Cow Whisperer

9. 9. John Kerry The Cow Whisperer

John Kerry can not only handle the intense political discourse with sovereign nations -- he’s also great with cows.
10. Hillary Clinton Visits the Bronx Zoo

10. 10. Hillary Clinton Visits the Bronx Zoo

The ability to travel across the world and deliver presents is a security issue the government takes very seriously, as Hillary Clinton investigates the whereabouts of reindeer at the Bronx Zoo.
11. Condoleezza Rice - Tongue Untied

11. 11. Condoleezza Rice - Tongue Untied

It’s easy to get tongue tied when working with foreign countries with different languages -- so the Bush family dog Spot gives Condoleezza Rice a lesson in letting it loose.
12. James A. Baker Is the Favorite

12. 12. James A. Baker Is the Favorite

Millie was George Bush’s dog… but look who she sat closest to -- Secretary of State James A. Baker.
13. John Kerry Pets Horses

13. 13. John Kerry Pets Horses

John Kerry knows that horses are one of the few pets that also make great transportation.
14. Spot-ting Condoleezza Rice

14. 14. Spot-ting Condoleezza Rice

One of the perks of working in the Bush administration is getting to play with President George W. Bush’s bundle of joy, Spot.
15. Horses Love Haig

15. 15. Horses Love Haig

Secretary of State Alexander Haig did what any presidential candidate would do -- court the horse vote.